San Francisco, CA – (June 28, 2016) – Urban Land Institute (ULI) San Francisco District Council announced today that Michelle Malanca Frey is appointed Executive Director of the non-profit organization, whose aim is the responsible use of land in creating and sustaining thriving communities.
The former Vice President at the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), Frey has two decades of built environment experience working with numerous organizations around the globe to drive the development of healthy, livable, and sustainable communities and buildings. She is a long time member of ULI San Francisco and has served as the organization’s Sustainability Committee Co-Chair for the last six years.
“We are thrilled to have Michelle as our new Executive Director,” said Jeff Smith, Chair of ULI San Francisco and CFO of Sack Properties. “The Bay Area is at a critical juncture on a number of issues that lie at the heart of ULI’s mission to create thriving communities. Michelle’s demonstrated leadership, experience, and energy will enable us to scale up our support for members and pursue our vision for a vibrant and healthy Bay Area.”
Frey’s extensive experience includes leadership roles with two member-based organizations – World Green Building Council and the Green Building Council of Australia – as well as running her own consulting practice, serving private, non-profit and multilateral organizations in several countries. By engaging a wide range of stakeholders and driving collaboration she has delivered pioneering projects, including the first commercial green building rating system in Africa.
Frey succeeds Elliot Stein, who is retiring after a long tenure on ULI San Francisco’s Board of Directors and as Executive Director for the last four years.
“My goal is to collaborate with ULI San Francisco’s incredible network of over 2,600 local members, partner organizations and public agencies to address increased demands for housing, transportation and infrastructure. We need to work together so our built environment can continue to mitigate and adapt to climate change, support the regional economy, and maintain our rich diversity of people,” said Frey. “We live in a truly remarkable place, and it’s our mission to ensure it remains that way for generations to come.”
About The Urban Land Institute
ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, ULI now has more than 37,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. The mission of ULI is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. www.uli.org